We Notice.

This is Deputy Digby Pancake.  We have to admit it.  We had a wet start in this Kentucky place on Monday, but yesterday?  It was pretty much perfect.  It WAS perfect.  But I feel the need to add y’all to this sentence.  It WAS perfect, y’all.

Girl Person says that one of her favorite things when we are hiking is when we stop and just look.  She says that she so desperately wants to know what we are thinking about.


As we were hiking, Girl Person and Boy Person were discussing this.  Boy Person asked her what she would think about if she didn’t have any worries, like what she had to get done, computer work, the RV, money, the animal rescues…you know. All that kinda person stuff.  She said if she wasn’t worrying, she really wouldn’t be thinking of much else but what she was looking at.  He said exactly.

You see, when you are looking at the most beautiful scenery like we were yesterday at Mammoth Cave National Park, you shouldn’t really be thinking about much else.  Why would you? We were at the world’s largest cave system!  It is known for its eerie silence…much like Sheriff Brickle.


You may be wondering though…do dogs really notice?


Girl Person says that some persons may not want to think that we notice.  They may prefer to think that we don’t know basic things.  Like our family, and that we belong to them, that we would be lost without you. The persons may not want to think that we know when you are sad, or stressed or seem bothered by us.  Because we notice, just like you.  We just notice more deeply.  More sincerely.  More simply. And we know when a day is plain perfect, like yesterday.


Dogs aren’t just your pet.  We are family.  We have opinions.  We have likes.  And if we could talk to you in ways beside this blog obviously, we would tell you to try today and be a little like us.  Look at something and truly only think of it.  If you would like to do that to a pancake, that would be my suggestion.  But a pizza would do as well.

What I am trying to tell you is that all the time you spend worrying could be better spent with your dog.  Sit with us awhile.  And let’s just notice.

-Deputy Digby Pancake



6 thoughts on “We Notice.

  1. Maggie Bafalon

    Those caves scare me…don’t go in there…come in out to CA Where we can just love you for your adventure! Fondly, Maggie

  2. Janet Schaeffer

    Like everyone else you are a wise dog we people need to stop and smell the roses more.love you all. I hope you are going to make it to my part of the woods on your trip of a lift time, I live in Oregon and would love to meet you GP and BP and the handsome sheriff. I look forward to reading your blogs every day.

  3. You are a wise dog Digby. Enjoying nature is a great way to put all our troubles into perspective. We loved Mammoth Cave when we spent a week there last summer on our year long RV adventure. We are home now, and I am missing all the wonderful places we visited. So enjoy while you can. You will miss it when it is over.

  4. Karen Olson

    Deputy Digby Pancake! I feel the need to address you with much respect so I am using your full given name. Sometimes you are so profoundly wise it fills me with awe. What you say today is so true but persons get so wrapped up in thinking about stuff that we need to be reminded of what is important. Like just being, being in the moment, appreciating it. Just being with my dogs is very important. I need to spend that special time with them more often than I do bcuz like most persons I am always go, go, go! I hope that GP and BP realize.how special you and the Sheriff are, not just to them but to your fans too.
    Have a wonderful day, y’all. XOXOXO

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